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Development for Windows 8 Store App



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c.chiarella7

Posted: Feb 12, 2014
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I am currently developing a windows 8 store app that will include access to toodledo. My issue is that in order to request the access token the URI format is https://myClientId:mySecret@api.toodledo.com/3/account/token.php which isn't a valid syntax for the windows store app http protocol. Is there another way to send the client id and secret to get the token without having to use this type of URI? Or if you know something about windows 8 store app development, is there an option I'm missing? Thanks!
Jake

Toodledo Admin
Posted: Feb 13, 2014
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This is a standard Oauth pattern. My advice is to look for an OAuth library for Windows 8 that you can use and it should take care off all of the URL stuff for you. If you can't find one, then I would take a look at the sample code that we provided for other languages and see if you can translate it to your language.

Hope that helps
ykphuah

Posted: Feb 13, 2014
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Actually, the URI format on the api page is slightly misleading. You don't actually need to include the client_id and the secret inside the URI itself.

If you look at the RFC at http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6749#section-4.1.3, here's what the token request looks like:
POST /token HTTP/1.1
Host: server.example.com
Authorization: Basic czZCaGRSa3F0MzpnWDFmQmF0M2JW
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
grant_type=authorization_code&code=SplxlOBeZQQYbYS6WxSbIA
&redirect_uri=https%3A%2F%2Fclient%2Eexample%2Ecom%2Fcb

You can just use the url https://api.toodledo.com/3/account/token.php
and then have a BASIC AUTHENTICATION to send in your client_id as username and secret as password.
c.chiarella7

Posted: Feb 13, 2014
Score: 0



Thank you Jake and ykphuah for the quick responses, I will look into both your suggestions and update you if either of provide the solution I need once I get the opportunity to try them. Thanks!
Jake

Toodledo Admin
Posted: Feb 13, 2014
Score: 0



I will try to update the documentation to be more clear on this point. Thanks ykphuah!
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